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Two jump out window as deputies find two stolen cars, arrest five people

Two people jumped out second story windows, five people were arrested, one person was cited to court, and two stolen vehicles were recovered following a recent Whitley County Sheriff’s Department investigation. About 10 p.m. on Feb. 21 Whitley County E911 received information...
Posted On 25 Feb 2017

Deputy arrests two women in Goldbug burglary

Two Canadatown women were arrested Thursday morning after being caught unlawfully inside a property in the Goldbug community. About 11 a.m., Chief Deputy Tim Baker received a call informing him that a white Chrysler 300 sedan was seen at the property, and the caller believed it...
Posted On 25 Feb 2017

Stolen gun report inadvertently leads police to meth

A report about a stolen gun early Saturday morning led authorities to the discovery of methamphetamine at a Williamsburg motel Sunday morning. About 3 a.m. Saturday, Whitley County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley responded to a report of a stolen handgun at a south US25W...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Sheriff seeks public’s help to find wanted man

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help to locate a Woodbine man, who is wanted in connection with an indictment warrant for fourth-degree controlled substance endangerment to a child and manufacturing methamphetamine. Whitley County Sheriff Colan...
Posted On 22 Feb 2017

Deputies, marshals find meth lab

Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a meth lab late last Thursday evening when they accompanied federal law enforcement officials to apprehend a wanted man. About 11:45 p.m., Deputies James Tabor and Joe Prewitt along with two federal marshals went to a residence on...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017

Police warn of local phone scam

Kentucky State Police and the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department are warning people to be aware about recent reports of a scam/fraud that targets victims by phone and unlawfully tries to access their bank accounts. Victims are reporting that they were contacted by an...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Grubb was out on bond when arrested for passing counterfeit bills

A Williamsburg man had only been out of jail for 11 days on bond in another case when he allegedly passed counterfeit bills at multiple businesses on Jan. 19. Williamsburg Police Officer David Rowe arrested Donnie Eric Grubb, 35, of 6495 North US25W, about 4:48 p.m. Thursday...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Sheriff’s department seeks public’s help to identify this man

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to identify the man pictured at right, who may be connected to a vehicle taken from a Woodbine market recently, according to a sheriff’s department release. The sheriff’s department is investigating the theft...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017

Update: Courtney Taylor charged with three counts of murder-domestic violence

A Williamsburg woman, who allegedly shot and killed her husband and her two children Friday before being shot twice by a Whitley County Sheriff’s Deputy, has been charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder. Saturday morning, Kentucky State Police Detective...
Posted On 14 Jan 2017

W’burg man jumps out bathroom window fleeing deputies

A Williamsburg man allegedly locked himself in a bathroom and jumped out a window in an effort to flee Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies late Tuesday evening. About 10:30 p.m., K-9 Deputy Brian Hensley and Deputy Jonas Saunders responded to 206 Henry Barton Road to serve Ryan P....
Posted On 11 Jan 2017